Modern Life Cafe

Eating & drinking

Modern Life Café – Now open

The Modern Life Café is our dedicated restaurant serving a choice of delicious, freshly prepared food and drink with a strong emphasis on local and seasonal produce. A diverse selection of pastries, cakes, salads, hot and cold gourmet sandwiches, jacket potatoes and full range of hot and cold drinks will be available. 

You are not currently required to wear a face covering in the Modern Life Café, with the exception of coming in to purchase takeaway food.

The café is currently serving a reduced menu which you can view on this page. There is socially distanced seating available indoors and outside the café, depending on weather conditions.

Payment by card or mobile device only please.

Revised Opening times:

Tuesday – Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9.30am-5pm
Last orders taken 15 minutes before closing time

Eat Out to Help Out

We are delighted to be taking part in the government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme. Here are the details:

  • 50% off all food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a maximum discount of £10 per diner during opening hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3 – 31 August inclusive.
  • Discount applies to food or drink sold for immediate consumption on the café premises, indoors or outdoors (if a customer is dining in and then takes away the remainder of their meal, the discount will still apply).
  • Where there is more than one diner on a single bill, the £10 cap does not need to be calculated for each individual diner based on their specific orders. Instead, the discount that is applied to the overall bill should be capped at the number of diners multiplied by £10.
  • The discount cannot be applied to the following items: alcoholic drinks, tobacco products, food or drink that is to be consumed off premises, food or drink that is sold as part of a private party, event or function taking place.


East End Café – Currently closed


Venue Hire

The Modern Life Café makes a magnificent setting to host corporate events, group visits, weddings, location filming, studio workshops and more.  

Although temporarily unavailable for events, do get in touch for further information about future bookings. Contact Debbie Longordo:
01603 593202

Modern Life Cafe Sainsbury Centre
Sharing platter at Modern Life Cafe

Modern Life Café

Sainsbury Centre shop

East End Café